Leonid Briskin’s musical education took place in the former U.S.S.R., where as a child, he attended the Special School of Music affiliated with the Leningrad Conservatory. He then earned his Bachelor of Music and Master’s of Music degrees from the Leningrad Conservatory of Music, and he received a Ph.D. from Gorky State Conservatory.
Before coming to the United States, Mr. Briskin was the Assistant Concertmaster of the Karelia Symphony, professor of violin at a branch of the Leningrad Conservatory in Petrozavodsk, and he toured the Soviet Union as a member of the Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet. Among his credits are numerous solo appearances with orchestras in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union as well as solo chamber music recitals in the Soviet Union. Finally, he has also performed on radio and television for solo broadcasts.